Carter County natives receive scholarships from TTU

Posted by Lori Shull - Tuesday, June 26 2012
lshull@tntech.edu

Hillarie Yelton and Cody Cornett were recently recognized at Tennessee Tech University’s 37th Annual College of Business Scholarships and Awards Banquet.

Yelton, a senior marketing major at TTU, was awarded the Dr. Norman C. Williams Jr. memorial scholarship.

Cornett, a senior general management major at TTU, was awarded the Bruce and Virginia Plummer Endowed Scholarship.

They were among 129 students to be recognized in front of donors, award recipients and their families, faculty and business alumni as nearly $143,000 in scholarships was distributed. Seventeen honor students with a 4.0 GPA were acknowledged for their scholastic achievements. In addition, 10 of the university’s Captain Anderson Scholars, one recipient of the university’s Tommy Burks Memorial Business Scholarship, one Alex Cassetty Memorial Intern and one Ladies Auxiliary BusinessMedia Intern were recognized.

“We are proud of this outstanding group of students,” said James Jordan-Wagner, Dean of the College of Business. “We are also extremely pleased with the support we receive from businesses and alumni in supplying the private funds for scholarships. In trying times, they have responded by increasing the amount that we could award this year. These awards both recognize achievement and help us attract high-quality students to the College and the University.”

The College of Business and its accounting program were recently reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, making it among the fewer than 5 percent of business programs worldwide to hold the distinction of having both the college and accounting department accredited.